Friday, October 31, 2008

Tagged!! Again... =_=

So before I begin all these, I've like to state here that... The year end holidays are here! Yay! But... I haven't really plan what to do during this long break... Maybe improve on my studies a little bit and do some cooking or baking... Hehe! Read some books and watch more TV's! I'm currently addicted and desperate for more 命中注定我爱你!! Thanks to Wee, who introduced us this movie when we went over to her place before we go to Cameron... and I'm now officially addicted!!! =P

Here's the tagged Q & A's:

1. What is it that bothers you the most?
People around me who are down and out. Maybe someone too talkative or annoying and bossy or proud being around me...

2. What is your most favourite thing to do?
Favourite? Ermm... that would be travelling... ^^v listening to music and read some good books...

3. What kind of news do you read?
News?! Are you kidding me?! I don't read news... Ehehehe.. Heh.. Heh... Perharps some interesting or unsual things that are happening around us. But mostly is all about the juicy gossips although I sometimes don't really know who those celebs are... And mostly are news on travelling and food and cultures of other countries... =P

4. What is your ultimate wish?
I wish to travel around the world and become a jetsetter! But maybe not in 80 days, but I wish to stay at that particular person for at least 1 month! For example, Greece!! =) If I can afford it... =_= But, if I can, I want to be a musician that inspires people and influences people with my music...

5. Is there someone in your heart right now?
I don't think so. I'm not sure. Frankly, I don't even know... Even if I have, why should I tell you?! =P

6. Do you believe you can survive without money?
I guess so, at least I think I can... Yea... But it would be quite a desperate and painful life to live on...

7. Are you afraid of pain ?
YES! But I won't cry when nurses come to school for injections, at least... =P I can, maybe, withstand it a little... Just a little...

8. What do you feel like doing right now?
I feel like being on a plane, on the way to Greece on New York, or France, or Canada...!!!

9. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Erm... Lazy, Crazy, Quiet??? *shrugs*

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
Can I not do this questions? =P OK lah...
- Competetive (In a good way, and sometimes not)
- Caring
- Loves to do Sudoku in my book... =_=

11. What do you do to people who you dislikes?
Ignore them, don't want to speak to them even if he/she speaks to you, make as little contact as possible with him/her.

12.What is the thing that will make you think he/she is bad?
Smoke? Haha... Does all those bad things that I don't agree with or dislikes.

13. If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Hmm... As a food lover, I can't possibly asnwer this question. But it maybe... Bah! Can't bear to imagine it... So I don't know...

14. If you had a choice to be rich or happy, which one would you pick?
I'd choose to be rich. So that I can fulfill my dreams to travel around the world!

15. If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?
I guess my ability to socialize more with people... or maybe some of my unfavourable characteristics that I have in me.

16. How do you see yourself in 10 years time?
10 years then I'll be 26. Hmmm... Maybe having a job that I like, successful in it too, and maybe in another country... =P

17. What is the one thing you love about yourself?
My ability to play the piano although I'm not really good at it. But I'm thankful to my mum for signing me up for music lessons when I asked for it when I was 4... Thanks, mama!

18. If you can bring only one thing along with you to another world, what would it be?
Aladdin's magic lamp! So that I can ask for any other things that I want and need there... =P

19. How do you react towards those young couples around you whether you are in school, at tuition or where ever?
"Ewww...." "How long can they last??" pretend that I see nothing, and walks off like nothing's happened... =P

Can I choose not to tag anyone? Cause Dolly's already tagged those who I can only tag...

Happy Halloween!!! =)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cameron Highlands Trip

I've been to Cameron and back again! Well, the trip wasn't that excited but it was nice anyways. So here's the entry and kinda like a journal to this trip. This trip is actually Ling Wee's dad's company trip and Wee =P was kind enough to invite us to join the trip.

Hosted by: Ling wee's (no, it's not a typing error =P) mum
Friends: Ling Wee, Sherene, Ah Chua, Ah Boon, Ah Luz, Teck Kai, Teck Ken, workers from Ling Wee's dad's company n lovely lil' me! =P

Day 1 (25/10) Saturday
The day before, we slept over at Ling Wei's place since we had to get up quite early to prepare for the trip. We woke up at about 6.30am and had to get out of the house at 7am. Still dazed, I changed into my clothes and went downstairs to prepare. Because I had to stay over at Wee's, I had to pack one day earlier and bring all that to my tuition at night so that Wee's mum can pick me and the other 2 musketeers to her place.

Clumsy me, had forgot to bring my towel and sweatshirt.. =_= how silly is that?! I'm going to a chilly place yet I forgot to bring my sweatshirt! So Wee borrowed me one of hers... Thanks, Wee! I'll froze to death if I go without a sweatshirt!

So, to be together, all four of us, we decided to take the back seat of the car which will have 5 seats. But, no, it only has four... And, a worker had settled in comfortably there. So we had no choice but to choose a seat more up front. I sat with Ah Boon, Chua with Sher and Wee with Kai. Ken sat alone...

Before we start our trip, we stopped by a shop, which I had no idea where that is, to have some breakfast. When I took a first look at the shop, I didn't think of it as a restaurant, and it isn't.. Haha! It's actually kinda like an office where they sell health products. We were just borrowing the place for us to eat our breakfast, which is Chicken rice or Nasi Lemak.. Hehe!

So, after that, we started our journey to Cameron. Before checking in our apartment, we stopped by a market where they sell typical Cameron stuff, like Veges and flowers n fruits, and most importantly, they sell Sweet Potato Balls... 番薯旦 It's just mashed sweet potatoes added with a little flour and maybe sugar and other stuff, and it's rolled into small balls and deep fried till golden brown! Hmmm! It's sold 8 for RM 2, and the deep fried 'tempura' oyster mushrooms were nice too, RM 3.

After that, we went back to the apartment. Before dusk, we 'little children' have a little sense of nostalgic and decided to play a game of 'Pepsi Cola', if you know what it is =_=. At night, we have a telematch session where the workers are able to play mini games. I don't know why but we were 5 girls (Sher, Wee, Chua, Boon and me) were called out for a 'friendly' tug-of-war. Ps: The tug-of-war ropes were borrowed from Kwang Hua! Pride! =P So, before us the, sorry, 'older' ladies were against the other group of ladies, who are workers. Omigosh! It was so vicious! The ladies from our side tugged and pulled until they fall to the ground! We was like, Oh.... We're dead meat... Next up, our turn! We were against the Indonesia ladies? I guess. But, we won the game in less than a minute! And the same goes to the next round with the Vietnamese ladies. Yay! Victory! But, after that, I heard Wee and Sher or Chua said that the other ladies who were watching us was whispering something like, Gemuk Gemuk... =_= It means fat... Chua said that they were referring to us, since we won the match so easily... Huh! We won fair and square!

That night, it was all about UNO and Catan... We played till we felt soooo sleepy and finally went to bed...

Day 2 (26/10) Sunday
We woke up at 6.30am, again... For breakfast, we ate fried rice and fried noodles... Because we ate at the same restaurant for lunch the day before, I saw a poster saying 'Cameron Tea and toast' and I thought that it was for our next breakfast. But it's not... After that, we were off to the Cactus Farm or Park. But I don't see why it's called Cactus Park, because it mostly displays other plants than cactus. For example, roses, daises, tomatoes, water lilies, spider lilies, and no kidding, Apples!

Then, we went to the strawbery farm where you can pick your own straberries. 7 of us decided to stay outside instead of picking straberries. There was a small cafe in the farm selling everything made out of straberries imaginable. Strawberry ice (Yumm!), Strawberry milkshake, strawberry salad, strawberry with ice cream and banana, strawberry with ice cream, strawberry with sago, and strawberry with condensed milk. Sher, Wee and Boon bought strawberry, bananas and ice cream for RM 8, and they went bananas about it! They were savouring each bite while Chua and I was digging into our strawberry ice! Yumm... They were so bananas that they got another bowl of strawberry and ice cream and even decided to buy some strawberries and vanilla ice cream to make it when we get back to out apartment. But, they didn't because we were out of time. As for me nd Chua, after our strawberry ice, we bought a bowl of strawberry and condensed milk for RM 5. Before going back, I bought another strawberry ice! I'm obessed with it!

T.T I don't really wanna continue telling you guys about this trip as it is quite tiring... and I wanna sleep since I have school tomorrow and it's quite tiring typing strawberries over and over again. Bah... All that's just some lame excuse to run away from this post... But here's the summary:

- we've ate 面包鸡 Chicken curry covered with bread. Yumm!
- i've bought 4 boxes of strawberries, 1 jar of passion fruit jam, 2 packets of 鸡仔饼, 1 jar of Masala spices to be added to a cup of tea which I heard, is not bad, haven't try it though, and some other stuff for me to eat, alone... =P
- we' ve went to TRAP (Tmn Rekreasi Air Panas) Hot Spring in Sg Klah. @_@ Dizzy... Yet calming and soothing...
- our tour guide was always imitating a chicken rooster which is utterly annoying and can wake up anyone even when he's in a VERY, very deep sleep, when she wants to wake us up when we reach our destination.
- We bought quite a number of snacks and tidbits in the grocery shop which is beside the restaurant where we eat our meals everyday.
- Sher, Wee, Chua, Boon and even Ah Luz won the lucky draw during mini games on the first day, but not me... T.T
- when playing badminton with Wee, we lost 2 shuttle cocks in 5 minutes! One in a tree and another in the balcony of another resident's room...
- the jacket I was has a hoodie and I was just fooling around, wearing the hoodie and pulling the strings tight to make me all covered up. Wee and the others said that I looked like someone who is isolated and who have 自闭症 =_= I think Wee will post some pictures up soon and it will make the picture clearer.
- We talked abt our primary school days all the way back from our trip in the bus, though Sher didn't know what the heck we were talking about, I had a really good laugh walking down memory lane...
- i didn't eat the instant noodles that they bought on the night of Day 2 because I was already asleep. Even when Chua wake me up, I, unknowingly, said I don't wanna eat... Bah! I missed supper!
- we took turns playing the PSP Sher's little brother borrowed Wee and was almost fighting for it. ps: I played till the last stage of Metal Slug X!

I think that's all!

And! I've finally received Leehom's Laos Commemorative Book which I had ordered a few months ago! All that waiting and I've finally got it! Yippeeeee! =)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crazy YouTube Phenomenon

Ok. So YouTube have been around since, I don't know, 5 years now?

Those who don't know what the heck YouTube, have you been locking yourself up and not seeing brad daylight until you suddenly come across my blog one day? =_= Ok, It's one of the biggest and largest website where you can post videos of yourself or maybe, (illegally) some movies or tv shows. It's owned by Google and was founded by 3 guys, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. I guess these people are now enjoying their fortune....

YouTube have been known almost all around the world. People posts anything imaginable there. From the Jonas Brothers having an official account there, to those who are on their way to stardom, like Marie Digby. From people performing their musical instrument's to people teaching them. From people who does crazy experiments to people who does rational Science experiments. From People who teaches us to hack their Household things to people who teaches us to cook something nice. From people who talks about life seriously to people who talks about life in a funny and entertaining way. From people who sings to people who dances.... Anything, Immaginable! But sad to say, there are also some negative videos on YouTube, and I don't wanna mention any of it here...

YouTube has made many impossible things possible. Like for those for love singing will post a video of themselves singing and have people to rate them. There are some people who had gone really popular because of their videos being posted on YouTube has received great comments from the publec. For example, there's Marie Digby (Ma-ri-ay) who was usually seen having a guitar in her arms or a piano near her, singing in front of her couch in her living room or on the bathroom floor. She's an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. She's well known for her acoustic cover version of Rihanna's Umbrella. Marié Digby, whose father isIrish American and whose mother is Japanese. She even released her debut album, Unfold, and have a chance to have a mini-concert tour around Asia, and of course, to Malaysia. I myself enjoys many of her songs:
1. Umbrella
2. Say It Again
3. Miss Invinsible
4. Stupid for you
5. Girlfriend
YouTube Site:

For some well known comedians, there are HappySlip and KevJumba. I'm sorry if I didn't mention others cuz I only know 2 of them... HappySlip is a Philliphino in the US and KevJumba (Kevin Woo) is a Taiwanese in the US. or or

HappySlip or her real name, Christine Gambito, is well known for her impersonation she have made of her family members, and was appointed ambassador for Philippine tourism by the Department of Tourism. She reflects her family background of a typical Philippino family in the US, with the strong accent and has proved her acting skills on some videos. She even sing and has received good response from the crowd.

As for KevJumba, I've known him from a HappySlip video where he acted as Mimi's (Christine's cousin) online 'boypren'. He is known for his humour and has recently went to college. His parents are both Taiwanese based in the US. His videos are not strictly comedy, but are funny because of his deadpan vocal delivery, animated facial expressions and tendency toward unexpected digressions. He, for a change, displays a typical Asian teenager's livestyle in the US. But most of his videos are about his perspectives on life and the way he looks at things and issues. His dog, Jackie, is sometimes seen in his videos and according to him, Jackie even sleeps on his bed...

There are also other websites such as MySpace where Taylor Swift with Teardrops on my Guitar and Colbie Caillat (Coco) with Bubbly has gone from MySpace singer to a signed singer.

There's also the Vancouver Film School or VFS where they post student's animations and it's really fun to watch! =)

Me myself won't really have the guts to do these but will only enjoy it. What do I do on YouTube? Well, I watch videos on almost everything. Not everything, everything. I watch crazy science experiments to videos like, BlendIt, or DIY stuffs to the HouseholdHackers, Taiwanese dramas, Korean Dramas, some Japanese dramas, Leehom's videos, MV's, a little of piano performances, a little of KevJumba, MarieDigby, the JonasBrothers etc... Hehe! I love YouTube! =)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thinking 'bout the future

I know that some of you may be thinking that it's too soon for me to think about what course I want to take up or what do I want to be when I grow up. But, even though not everytime, but this question bothers me, since before I even started Form 4, because there is when the crossroads is in my life... Choosing Science or Accounts or Arts?

I don't know about you guys, but since i was in kindergarten, the most frequent question asked by teachers is what do I wanna be when I grow up. That leaves a huge question mark in my mind when I was still a kid. My occupation or dream job varies everytime I saw a new or interesting job in the TV. And, my passion for animals have made me to think of being a vet, or maybe I thought of fulfill my parent's dream for be to become a prestigious lawyer or surgeon or doctor. It's time to take it seriously now... and with my 'not-that-possible-to-get-a-scholarship' exam results.... Sigh!

The exam weeks have come and gone. And, as usual, my marks were not that outstanding in class. Since I'm in the 2nd class in school, I'd most probably even get the lowest marks or be the last in class even though I got 6 A1's ... It's tough and I think that the outlook of this is bleak... Having so many competitors, even the good ones will be facing problems to attain a good scholaship, me??

My mum, somehow, wants me to study music and open a music school with my sister... =_= yea, I love music! But that's not really my dream to pursue this subject further. I have to be really, really, really good to have a well-maintained job. But, the problem is, I'm not that good and there are others who are 100 times better than I am. With me studying music, I may only become a music teacher even when I finished my education. I don't want to, or really can't be a good teacher. One, I'm quite impatient for some of you who knows me. Two, I'm not that good to be a qualified teacher. I was having such a hard time even teaching my little brother or Ivy piano... /.\

I was thinking of studing BioTech or something to do with the study of food! Hehe... But, my brain isn't good enough, or I don't have that much anticipation to study Biology. One of the reasons why study Biology is because of Leehom... =P He studied as a doctor before he become a musician. Then, I changed my mind. Study the English language! But! A language is so wide and broad and, you have to be really really good or a professional since at a young age to have this ability to study it... So, changed to being a chef! Food! Hehe... But, it looks like I dun have any talent in cooking! I can't even help my mum in the kitchen and handle the knife in a correct way. My mum will yell at me when she sees me in the kitchen, thinking 'Sigh! Is she really my daughter?? I have such talents in making delicious looking, and tasting food!' Lol... Nah... Joking. Or maybe, she does think that way... Hmm... I wonder!

So... Maybe I haven't discover something that I would be really willing to put an effort or be willing to trade my life for it... I'll just flow with the river and see where it takes me, then I'll decide. My, oh no no, our future.... Awaits us.... =)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Embarrasing night... T.T

Yesterday night was a total disaster!

My mum planned to go visit my grandpa in Kapar yesterday night but my dad wanted to stop by the Mercedes Benz showroom to look at the new cars on display there... I didn't really know that so I just wore some casual wear. You know, the usual t-shirts and shorts.

So when we reached that place, we was like... WOAH! Dad, you didn't tell us that this was a function?! A FORMAL FUNCTION! I thought we were just gonna linger around the car showroom where there will be NOBODY ELSE AROUND! But the worst part is, I wasn't even dressed for that particullar occassion! My sister, my lil' borther, my mum and me were like... Can we not get out of the car? Cuz' all of us were wearing t-shirts and shorts and everyone there were like, wearing tux and coats and the ladies were wearing dinner dresses, looking glamorous! They even set up tents with 'fake' chandeliers...

So we just take something to eat and sit in a corner not wanted to be noticed. There was this guys sitting next to my sister, looking really prim and proper and I find him really familiar. My sister and me were just sitting there listening to the background music. There was this harpist where they invited her to play live. My sister was saying, 'Poor harpist, no one's listening to her play and no one will ever notice even if she played a wrong note!' So we listened while we were eating. The harpist did a mistake and my sister looked at me and I looked at her at the same time, laughing... I know that was bad! Sorry!

This function was so huge that there was even international French models to promote Jimmy Choo's handbags and shoes! Gosh! My dad called us to go up to a bar there to have a snack, saying that there were cheese! Haha! My brother and me rushed up the bar and pulled my sister along. She was so embarrased and don't wanna be there. She said, "You 2 ah, people can just take a look at you and know that you 2 are just here to eat..." =_= Can't help it! It's FREE FOOD! Lol... So we continued eating and my brother took a round, chocolate looking thing and asked me whether it's chocolate. I guess it was and wanted to open it for him. Luckily I didn't open it! Cuz' after reading the box that my brother took the 'chocolates' from, I realized that it was coffee powder!

So when we wanted to go home, we saw the guy who was sitting next to my sister before standing in front of a camera, interviewing the new young CEO of Mercedes Benz. That shook me and I realized that he was a TV reporter! My brother even purposely walked around the camera so that he could get on TV... =_= He saw the mic that the guy was holding and it says there, NTV7 Breakfast Show... That figures! No wonder he looks familiar! I saw him on TV before...

After that, it was almost 10pm and it was too late to go to Kapar which is an hour's drive from Klang at least. But my parents insisited on going there... I was studying for my History paper with the book wide open in front of me with my earplugs on, listening to Leehom and my mind starts wandering off... Lalalala....~~~

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Post?! Already?!

Wow! My new post already?! Yea! It's cuz I have something interesting to tell y'all! Well, maybe not that interesting for you, but it sure IS for me! =) and, I have a new dream! I would like to live in one of the islands in Greece for 1 year! I fell in love twith that place after watching the movie! Almost everything there is painted in blue and white, matching the background of the sky and sea.

I've watched Mamma Mia! and I've enjoyed every part of that movie! I think Meryl Streep is a GREAT actress and Pierce Brosnan is not really a good singer ^^'. Sorry James Bond fans! I love Sophie's character too, I think her name is Amanda. She don't really have the good looks but she has a phenomenal voice! It's quite hard to listen to what they are saying too, because that DVD we watched didn't have the right translation. I was quite surprised that many people from many ages enjoyed this movie. And I thought that only people from my mum's generation would like this... =_= Since they sang the songs from ABBA's generation! But as I said before, I'm one of the older generations who likes to listen to oldies.
So, where or how did I watch it? Yesterday night, I was on a weekly routine to go for English tuition. But when we reached there, there was not many people attending the class. So one of the boys suggested that we watch a movie since our English paper is long gone. So Mrs Lim went over to her neighbours to borrow her DVD! Thanks, teacher! I have been longing to watch this and was thinking of going to the cinemas to watch it. But now I don't have to pay a cent! I've only found out that one of the actress ALSO acted in Harry Potter! Guess who? Yeap, it's Aunt Rosie! She acted as Molly Weasley in HP! Never noticed it till wiki wiki told me! Good information from wiki wiki everytime! =)
Oh! I forgot to mention something after the EST paper 2 yesterday. Yea, I find it quite tricky myself. So after the exams, the boys (there are only 10 in my class =_= poor, poor boys!) i think 8 or 7 of them gathered around my table and said, "Eh, look at the Pro's asnwers la..." I was like, "Huh?!" What.. Why don't you look at Dolly's? Her English is way better than me! =P
Ok, not much to say. Bye bye for now!

Friday, October 17, 2008

2 weeks down, 1 more to go!

OK! So, the Form 3-ers are OFF THE HOOK now... Enjoying their butts off... Lazing around... Haven't even an eenie-weenie thing to worry about... Enjoying the true meaning of life... Lol! In a nutshell, they have FINALLY, finished their PMR! Congrats!

But! Here we Form-4ers are, studying our butts off for the next killer subjects, History, Chinese, 'Moral' and.. I think that's it... Yay! 2 weeks are off the list! 1 more week to go, but to be specific, 4 little days! Woooooohoooooooooo! We have't even finish our exams and here I am, planning on what to do for the break and rest to make up the brain cells that I have killed for the past 3 weeks, although I didn't really studied that hard... But, yea, I still deserve a good break! I'm planning to watch HSM 3: Senior Year with my buddies, Dolly and maybe Kai Xian. Whoever wants to join are welcomed, just gimme ya' names! =)

Today, was Chemistry and English Technology for Science (EST) Paper 2, the easy paper... Hehe! But Chemistry was stressful, since I have to give it to my tuition Chemistry teacher for a TOTAL CHECK-UP! O.o but, there is good news and also bad news. The good news is, the questions that she discussed yesterday, which she said was the weird one, came out! 2 questions, exactly the same, and I managed to remember most of it. But here comes the bad news, I forgot 1 or 2 answers for that questions! Doomed! What will she say if she look at my paper?! One word, dissapointment! T.T

And, our Add Maths totally spoiled the mood of everyone in our class by giving back our Add Maths 2 paper! Of course, my confidence is totally smashed! 44/80... Not so lucky afterall... T.T So, I have no choice to get an A1, not even an A2, but most probably B3 or C4... =_= At least there was some improvements from the last semester... ^^v yea... that's just some words to make myself feel just a little bit better...

Ok, so before I go today, here are the continuation of the spells in Harry Potter:

Pronunciation: ah-LOH-huh-MOR-ah (IPA: /ə'lo.həˌmo.ɹə/)
Description: Used to open and\or unlock doors,[5] but doors may be bewitched so that this spell has no effect.
Seen/Mentioned: Used throughout the series, first use by Hermione in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Later unsuccessfully cast by Ron, on the door from the room with the winged keys in Hogwarts.[PS Ch.16] Loses use gradually in the series as the characters discover more and more doors, chests etc. with counter-charms on them (e.g. The doors into Professor Snape's and Professor Umbridge's offices are mentioned as being Alohomora-proof.)
Etymology: From the West African Sidiki dialect used in geomancy meaning: Friendly to thieves as stated by J.K. Rowling in testimony during the WB and JKR vs. RDR Books

Pronunciation: ah-NAP-nee-oh (IPA: /ə.'næəʊ/)
Description: Clears the target's airway, if blocked.
Seen/Mentioned: Shown in Half-Blood Prince, Horace Slughorn casts this spell on Marcus Belby when the latter begins to choke.[HBP Ch.7]
Suggested Etymology: The Greek word anapneo which means "to draw breath or to revive".

(Anti-Cheating Spell)
Description: Cast on parchment or quills to prevent the writer from cheating while writing answers.
Seen/Mentioned: Mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as being cast on quills and exam papers for exams at Hogwarts.[PS Ch.16]

(Anti-Disapparation Jinx)
Description: Used to prevent Disapparation in an area for a time. Presumably can be used to prevent an enemy from entering a defended area, or used to trap an enemy in an area.
Seen/Mentioned: Mentioned in Order of the Phoenix, used by Dumbledore to trap several Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries.[OP Ch.36] Also, cast long ago on Hogwarts, the reason why (As Hermione quotes innumerable times throughout the series) "No one can Apparate or Disapparate inside the Hogwarts grounds." In Deathly Hallows, Death Eaters had cast this spell, preventing the trio from escaping Hogsmeade.

(Antonin Dolohov's Curse)
Description: This curse causes serious internal injury, but does not show any external symptoms. It is described as cast with "a slashing motion", sending out a streak of purple flames. Seen/Mentioned: Seen only in Order of the Phoenix, this spell is cast three times by Antonin Dolohov during the battle between the Death Eaters and members of Dumbledore's Army at the Ministry of Magic. All three times it is shown cast non-verbally, although one time this was due to Dolohov having previously been hit by the Silencing Charm and hence unable to speak.

Pronunciation: AH-par-EE-see-um (IPA: /æ.pə'ɹʌm/)
Description: This spell makes invisible ink appear.
Seen/Mentioned: First seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Hermione tries to make hidden writing appear in Tom Marvolo Riddle's diary.[CS Ch.13]
Notes: See also Specialis Revelio.
Suggested Etymology: The Latin word appareo which means "to become visible or to appear."

Atmospheric Charm)
Description: Presumably causes weather patterns to be created.
Seen/Mentioned: It was said in Deathly Hallows that a malfunction of this spell may have been causing offices in the Ministry to rain.

Avada Kedavra (Killing Curse)
Pronunciation: ah-VAH-dah kuh-DAHV-rah (IPA: /ə.'væ.də kə.'dæv.ɹə/)
Description: causes a bright green flash and a rushing noise; the curse causes instant death to the victim. There is no known counter-curse or blocking spell (with the exception of the curse striking another spell midflight, negating both), although the caster can be interrupted, the victim can dodge the green jet, hide behind solid objects (which burst into flame when hit by it), or, if the casting wizard is not sufficiently competent, the curse may be completely ineffective as described by Barty Crouch Jr (acting as Alastor Moody) in Goblet of Fire. Harry twice countered this spell by casting Expelliarmus. It is one of the three Unforgivable Curses; the use of this spell on another human being renders a life sentence in Azkaban.
The magical conditions have also been documented to defeat the curse, even on a direct hit:
Harry Potter was given magical protection against Lord Voldemort's use of the curse, when his mother sacrificed herself to save him.
Harry is the only person in the history of the magical world to have ever survived a direct hit to the killing curse.
Harry is saved by the twin cores effect between his wand and Voldemort's during a duel, as well as during a battle. During this battle, Harry's phoenix feather wand snaps the wand Voldemort borrowed from one of his servants, Lucius Malfoy. The reason for this is unknown. Dumbledore believes this feat to be due to the unique connections and relationships between the two duellists, which are complex and are "realms of magic hitherto unknown".
In Deathly Hallows, Harry is saved twice. The first time because when Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a baby, a piece of Voldemort's soul flaked off and was trapped within Harry himself (giving Harry a connection to, and many of the powers of, Voldemort). When the killing curse hit Harry in the Forbidden Forest, it killed the piece of Voldemort's soul trapped in Harry, and sent Harry to a nether region where Voldemort's use of Harry's blood gave Harry a lifeline back to the world of the living, should he choose to use it, and he decided to return to life. The second time, Harry was able to deflect the curse back at Voldemort (who died from it) because of a special condition involving the Elder Wand. This had been 'won' by Draco when he disarmed Dumbledore of his wand, but none understood this at the time, and Draco did not use the Elder Wand. Harry had won Draco's wand in a life-or-death duel, thereby proving to the Elder Wand that Harry should be the wand's true master. Therefore, when Harry used Draco's wand to cast Expelliarmus against Voldemort's killing curse, the killing curse rebounded on Voldemort leaving Harry unharmed.
Seen/Mentioned: First said (not by name) at the beginning of the first book when Harry arrives at the Dursley's home. First seen in Goblet of Fire against Muggle Frank Bryce, and in every book following.
Suggested Etymology: During an audience interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 April 2004) Rowling said: "Does anyone know where avada kedavra came from? It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original of abracadabra, which means 'let the thing be destroyed.' Originally, it was used to cure illness and the 'thing' was the illness, but I decided to make it the 'thing' as in the person standing in front of me. I take a lot of liberties with things like that. I twist them round and make them mine."

Pronunciation: AH-vis (IPA: /a'vɪs/)
Description: This charm creates a flock of birds that pour forth from the caster's wand. When coupled with Oppugno, it can be used offensively.
Seen/Mentioned: Shown in Goblet of Fire, cast by Mr Ollivander to test Viktor Krum's wand.[GF Ch.18] In Half-blood Prince, it is cast by Hermione, followed by Oppugno which causes the birds to attack Ron Weasley.[HBP Ch.14]
Suggested Etymology: The Latin word avis which means, "bird".

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's October!

Hey! It's already the 10th month of this year... Time flies, not to mention like a rocketship! Firstly, I would like to apologize for not posting any of my blogs lately because of some, erm, things that I've been busy doing lately. For example, watching movies and downloading music and getting on my Harry Potter Craze that I've left a years few back... And you haven't notice the term "studying" that means.... But yea, well, I have studied... a little...

So, it's already October and the first thing that comes to my mind is -- Year End Examinations = Doomsday! Yeap, we're having our year end examinations now and boy, it's crazy! We've just finish first of our three weeks of exams. The first week is all about languages and additional maths paper 2! No hope... Although I think it's not that challenging but I can make really a lot of stupid of silly mistakes had lost 20 or more marks on that. Some just because I didn't change the add or subtract sign or maybe multiply or add or divide the wrong answer... =_= yeap, that's me.. Clumsy me... Well then, I'll just keep my fingers crossed.

I've recently read Wu Chun's blog on wretch and read about a thing or two on Happiness. He said that "Happiness is a journey, not a destination." Hmm... That is, saying something! I think he means happiness is not for what you are doing, it's the process of it. He also said that "Hope is a walking dream, Dream Far, Hope hard, Take action". I dunno if he took this phrase from somewhere else, but I love that phrase... =) On the other hand, Wu Chun's blog is really interesting to read, and most importantly, it's in English! His English is not bad because he studied in Australia.

So ok, back to me. I've been watching quite a number of movies and the movie that I want and hav not got a chance to watch is, Mamma Mia! I have so many people around me that have watched it and gave rave reviews about it. The musical is coming to town soon too! Although it's only showing in December, I heard that the good seats are already sold out! Too bad! T.T

This week is also a stressful week for all Form 3-ers as they will be having their PMR examinations! Good luck to all! Ahh... My time have passed... Thinking back to last year where I am still busy preparing on History and Geography. I think my 'not-so-hard' work ahve paid off! I got this results, I think, is because of some sheer, dumb luck... =_= and that's also me, lucky.

And I've been to KLCC last Sunday (the day before my Physics exams) to wait for my sister to finish watching her performance. My little brother wanted to go to Toys'R'us, so I followed. I saw lotsa witch/wizard hats and also lots of costumes, fake cobwebs, fake blood, wigs, dracula fang, mask and so on. That means, Halloween's just around the corner! I've never got a chance to knock on doors and say 'Trick or treat!' around my neighbourhood. There are 2 reasons, one, it's dangerous to do that in my society, or rather, my country with the crime rates skyrocketting each day. Two, is because people will think that I'm mad, seeing a girl under a white bedsheet and instead of giving candy, he'll most probably throw rotten eggs at me and I definitely, DON'T wanna take that risk! In other words, we don't celebrate it and I so hope that we do!

And also, I've finally got my Piano Theory exams and Iv'e passed, with 66 marks, a very, very, very save pass! It's because I'll fail if i got 65... That's what i said, lucky me! And with passing my theory exams, that means NO MORE THEORY LESSONS! I've been longing for this moment since I've just started learning theory! I've learnt the piano just because I wanna PLAY the piano! Not do theory homeworks! I'm quite surprised to know that a lot of my friends prefer doing theory than practical... Strange...

In the Raya holidays, oh and, Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims out there! So, in the Raya holidays, I've watched movies, and 3 of them was acted by Shia LaBeouf. I didn't know his name and my brother always calls him Even Stevens. =_= So I watched Tru Confessions, Indiana Jones and Disturbia. I'm waiting for my Transformers to finish downloading or are there any kind souls who want to borrow me the DVD if you have it. Haha! I've also start to listen to English radiostation rather than Chinese ones. So I've started to listen to Justin Timberlake, some of Rihanna's, Marie Digby's, the Jonas Brothers', Colbie Caillat, Jesse McCartney, Leonna Lewis, David Archuleta, Jason Mraz and etc. I find that the all English radiostations always play the same, new music. I can listen to the same song over and over again for about 2-3 times a day in different radiostations. So, only after Leehom's album comes out in Nov, I'll stick to English radiostations. And, I have to admit that Jay's new song, 稻香 (Dao Xiang) is really nice...

HSM 3: Senior Year is gonna be in the cinemas soon. I know that some may think I'm childish or naive to like HSM, but I think the 3rd movie would be a blast! I've listened to some of the songs and loved most of it. Now or never, A night to remember, I want it all, Can I have this dance and so on. I will be watching this in the cinemas, right after my exams! It will be in the cinemas on the 24th of Oct, which is the day after the last day of my exams. It premiered in France and many said that it was really a good movie to watch. And I don't really understand why it should be premiered in France... =_=

Last Friday or so, I've watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone all over again, for the umpteenth time. I've finally understand some things that I don't before and my Harry Potter Craze has come back after all these years, I'm still in love with Harry Potter! Haha! Oh, he already got Ginny as his wife for heaven's sake! =P I've even joined the community in Wikia and looked up the list of spells in Wiki Wiki! =P Here are some:

Accio (Summoning Charm)
Pronunciation: Various suggestions have been made, including:
['ɑkkio] (AK-ee-o) - classical Latin (film, video game)
['ɑksio] (AK-see-o) - (audio book)
['æsio] (AH-see-o) - (Scholastic) English
Description: This charm summons an object to the caster, potentially over a significant distance.
Seen/Mentioned: First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when it was briefly used by Molly Weasley on the Weasley twins to confiscate their Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes' products from their pockets, before they left for the Quidditch World Cup. Hermione was also mentioned trying to learn this charm during aboard the Hogwarts Express. Later on in the same book, Harry summons his broom to complete the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament.[GF Ch.20] Near the end of the book, Harry summons a Portkey he can't reach to escape from the Battle in the Graveyard. Also seen in Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows to try to summon Horcruxes, and Harry tries to summon a falling Rubeus Hagrid. One of the Death Eaters tried to snatch Harry's Invisibility Cloak using this charm, but did not work.
Suggested Etymology: The Latin word accio means "I call" or "I summon".[3]In the Hungarian translation, the spell is called "Invito", possibly from the word "to invite".

(Age-Line Spell)
Description: Creates a line that is impassable by people below a set age.
Seen/Mentioned: Seen only in Goblet of Fire, Albus Dumbledore cast this spell to stop underage students from placing their names into the Goblet of Fire.[GF Ch.16]
Notes: Fred and George Weasley, along with several other students made failed attempts to (though underage) pass the line using age potions. Fred and George claimed that this was the ultimate potion, but when they attempted to cross the line, it resulted in growing white beards.

Aguamenti (Aguamenti Charm)
Pronunciation: AH-gwa-MEN-tee (IPA: /a.gwə.'mɛn.ti/)
Description: Produces a jet of water from the caster's wand.
Seen/Mentioned: First named in Half-Blood Prince, when Harry is being taught how to perform this specific charm in professor Flitwick's class. Later Harry casts this spell in an attempt to create water for Dumbledore to drink after taking Voldemort's potion[HBP Ch.26]and then to douse Hagrid's hut after it is set on fire later.[HBP Ch.28] Then in Deathly Hallows, Hermione Granger uses it to put out Mundungus' searing eyebrows after Harry accidentally set them on fire.[DH Ch.11] Later on, Harry uses it in a failed attempt to douse Vincent Crabbe's Fiendfyre curse in the Room of Requirement.[DH Ch.31]
Suggested Etymology: The Latin word aqua which has morphed into modern languages like Portuguese as água which means "water", combined with a form of the Latin verb mentio which means to "speak, mention, or proclaim".

Ok, that's all for now! Taz!